Built to house my gaming needs until I can afford an worthwhile upgrade, this AMD/Nvidia build was scrapped together through cheap deals, trades, and gifts.
No longer in operation; look for my next (full) build!
The age old Intel vs AMD: who cares? Both are fast. Buy according to your budget; this CPU is great and overclocks amazingly - just be sure to have a good motherboard and power supply. (EDIT) Just go for anything 6th gen Intel / 7th gen AMD or above at this point, if you're still reading this.
Nice motherboard, the BIOS feels a tiny bit sluggish compared to some other motherboards - it still responds well though. Lack of fan headers, can only control CPU fan and the first system fan. Solidly built.
Basic RAM, and it's Samsung. Can't ask for more.
Low cache, but decent for what it is. A small HDD.
Amazing GPU; 4 GB VRAM, and it processes data faster than I thought it would. Not a fancy 900-series one but still very powerful.
Great case to build in, lack of USB 3.0 is an immediate con - not enough to skip buying this case if it goes on sale. Great cable management.
Tier 2 PSU, lower wattage than you would expect to be available - great for builds that need efficiency and don't want 1000W extra. Nice and flat cables, other than the ATX power being thick.
Stable performance and a nice look. Cheap as well.
Basic fan, works.
Loud at max. Efficient as intake or exhaust.
Came with nice long screws for mounting as an intake.
Moves air, lights up. One is less silent than when originally received, but it's been a few years.
Adds a little flare to the case. Came with two sets of screws: rubber and aluminum.
Moves air. Not loud. I'd say that makes this pretty effective.
Thin keys, very few wireless interruptions. Works well and cleans my area up.
A bit heavy after installing the weights. Lights up, DPI switches, lockable mouse wheel, and a sleeved cable. It's great.
Haven't tested wireless, but it works well wired. Downside is the ear cups can hurt your ears after taking it off.